spinningmagnets wrote:I have an idea I could use some input on, to see if I'm missing something. I like how the bike folds up when I pull a pin from the rear shock. I'm likely to use a locking ball-pin on the rear-most shock joint.
When the bike folds, the bottom half of the chain droops a lot. Several ways to deal with this, but...I'm thinking I'd mount an ENO "Dos" to the suspension pivot. Run one chain (a half-link style) from a big single front chainring to the ENO joint, and then a second conventional chain runs to the rear gear-cluster and derailleur.
spinningmagnets wrote:I now believe that the ENO "Dos" will allow a chain on one sprocket or the other, but not two chains at one time.
DAMN, air-shocks are expensive!!
vanilla ice wrote:That pivoting idea is great. Less storage space than a standard bike! I'm trying to imagine a swing arm design that would allow me to pivot on a hub motor axle.. or maybe modify an xmart swinger and your dropouts do it.
amberwolf wrote:Yes, they are. The AirRide industrial types (firestone/bridgestone 4001) that were used for the Autospeed trikes ran around $150 each last time I tried to price them. That's one reason I never built the first trike I started designing, because it requires those to work, being based heavily on the Autospeed trikes.DAMN, air-shocks are expensive!!
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